“Sonic artwork, such as Opus Pericardium has the potential to reach a wide range of audiences, particularly through its engagement with the everyday life-worlds of the broader public. As such, the work is not restricted to either the visual arts community or medical community from which the work emerges. It is the ability of Opus Pericardium to build bridges between musicians, artists, medical researchers and the general public that makes the work so important.”
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
THE WIRE MAGAZINE (ISSUE 343)
“Opus Pericardium encourages a form of intimate listening in which the whole body may be part. The work creates an auditory enclosure that can also seem to penetrate the body, the heart beat becoming an echo of the listeners own. This is a good example of work that crosses the disciplines of science and art.”
“Opus Pericardium brings the sound of a human heart out of the medical lab and into the gallery.”
"I was impressed by the build and the attention to detail, but most profoundly was the sound, I felt that my heart started to realign with the heart sound that was playing, I have never experienced anything like it."